The Hairy Bikers’ Gin & Tonic Fish Goujons

The Hairy Bikers Gin and Tonic Fish Goujons
Credit: Tyrrells/The Hairy Bikers

This favourite recipe of The Hairy Bikers was first published on our site in 2022, but we thought these fish goujons with a twist were perfect for Fish and Chip Day (June 6, 2024). Why not try them tonight?

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Serves: 4
Preparation time: 10min
Cooking time:  12min+30min chilling

How to make Gin & Tonic Fish Goujons:

  1. To make the batter, put the flour into a bowl and mix in the baking powder and salt. Pour in the gin and half the tonic water, whisking for as little a time as possible. It doesn’t matter if the batter is slightly lumpy, it’s more important the mixture stays bubbly.
  2. Chill the batter for 30min, then whisk in the remaining tonic water.
  3. Next prepare the fish. Cut each fillet in half lengthways along the line of the backbone, then cut each piece on the diagonal into 3 long strips or goujons. Season with salt, then coat the goujons in the batter.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan or deep fat fryer to 190°C and don’t leave unattended. Fry the goujons in batches for 3-4min. You’ll know they’re cooked when they float to the top and are golden brown.
  5. Garnish with tyrrelbly tasty Tyrrells sea salt & cider vinegar crisps.

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